Cal Murphy joined the CFL coaching ranks in 1974 with the BC Lions under head coach Eagle Keys, and became head coach on August 29, 1975. After posting a record of 10-14-2 over 26 games at the helm in the 1975 and 1976 seasons with the Lions, Cal moved on to Montreal in 1977 and Edmonton in 1978 as an assistant coach. In 1983, Cal was hired by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and spent eight seasons as their head coach compiling a record of 86-51-1 along with his General Manager duties through 1996. Over his CFL career, Cal spent 11 seasons as head coach finishing with a record of 99-80-3, the tenth highest win total among all CFL coaches. The Blue Bombers were in five Grey Cups during Cal’s tenure winning in 1984, 1988 and 1990. He moved on to Saskatchewan where he finished up his CFL career and he has also spent time coaching at Vancouver College, in Europe and been a scout for the NFL Indianapolis Colts.